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Complete this text about using a computer for word processing.




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  1. A) Draw a family tree for yourself and using the topical vocabulary explain the relationship between your immediate ancestors and any interesting facts about them.
  2. A. Complete the sentences according to the information in the text.
  3. A. Complete the sentences with the comparative forms of the adverbs in the box.
  4. A. Do pre-reading tasks before each abstract, then read and translate the abstracts about the basics of management.
  5. A. Read the text about new product development.
  6. A. Read the text about takeover and choose one of the three connectors to fill each gap.
  7. About Boxing
  8. About myself
  9. About Myself
  10. All the verbs in the box relate to legal matters. Use them in the correct forms to complete the sentences.

I wrote a report on the .(1) this morning. When I finished, I .. (2) out two copies one for me and one for my boss. Then, without any warning, the computer went..(3), and Im afraid I lost the whole document. This is very unusual because normally I ..(4) the data when Im writing and then I make a .(5) copy when I have finished; this morning I forgot.

Anyway, I gave the report to my boss, hoping she would not ask me to change it in any way. She did. She thought it was a bit long and said it would be better if I used more .(6) to illustrate some of the written information. She also thought it would make the report look more attractive.

I went back and rewrote most of the report when the computer was OK, only I .(7)part of the middle section which was rather repetitive , and added extra . (8) as my boss advised. It did look better by the time Id finished, and this time I remembered to (9) it and make a (10) copy.

 

 

42* There are more computer words in the box. Insert them into the sentences correctly.

 

button cursor hard disk highlight icon print out memory modem website

 

a) The computer stores large amounts of information on its.........................................................

b) When a program is running, it is using the computers ..........................................................

c) A small picture that represents a program is called an ..........................................................

d) The flashing symbol that shows where text will appear is the ..................................................................

e) When youve finished writing text you often want to .........................................................

f) You can click the left or right mouse ....................................................................

g) Organizations use the internet to provide information about themselves they put the information on their ..................................................

h) You connect the computer to the internet via a ..................................................



i) Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor across any text that you want to .........................

 

 

Have you partner answer these questions.

 

1 Do you have a computer at home? If so, what is it?

2 Do you use computers at university? If so, what type?

What do you use them for?

3 Would you say you are computer-literate?

4 Do you find most computers user-friendly?

5 What software programmes are you familiar with?

6 Do you use e-mail?

7 Have you used CD-ROM? If so, what programmes did

you use and why?

8 Do you think the Internet will continue to have an

important influence on our daily lives?

9 Do you think it will be important in helping people from

different countries to learn English?

 

 

Getting professional

In pairs, roleplay a teacher-student session explaining the purpose and function of the computer and its components. Feel free to add any relevant information.

Say how computer-literate you are. Make use of Ex. 43.



Discussion

46 Discuss advantages (and disadvantages) of using a personal computer. How can computer literacy (and availability) add to your university studies?


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